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Welcome to the November edition of the eNewsletter.

With fall semester now more than halfway over here on campus, we are turning our sights toward the future in providing our students with not only the best possible educational experiences, but also with the best career opportunities in their chosen fields.

Unfortunately, the college doesn't have the means at its disposal to provide them with all these opportunities single-handedly. We do the best we can to point our students in the right directions and put them in touch with the right people, but our limited resources can only take them so far.

That's where you — our alumni and friends — can help.

Even though we can't be everywhere at once to find every great opportunity for our students, many of you are currently spread out across the globe and plugged into thousands of great employers who would be interested in the strong skills and capabilities our CPMS graduates have to offer.

If you know of an available job or internship at your place of employment, we encourage you to submit it to BYU's eRecruiting database and

use the available tools to help find the best possible candidate for the vacancy. By using eRecruiting as part of your recruiting efforts, you can help provide CPMS students and graduates with the valuable experiences they need to begin their careers.

But we can't do any of this without your help. Whether it's by alerting us of great opportunities for our current students or by pointing us toward promising prospective students for our many undergraduate or graduate programs, you have the ability to make a difference in the lives of these young people and — in some small but significant way — to help shape the future of science and mathematics.

I believe that's a worthy cause. It's something we're engaged in every single day here on campus — and we'd welcome your help.

As always, we look forward to hearing from you and staying connected as we all work to make our corner of the world a little bit better place through science and math.

CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY
National Chemistry Week
Professor Honored with Lecture
Lecturer to Speak on History, Kinetics
COMPUTER SCIENCE
CS Professor Recognized as Young Scholar
GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Searching Stone for a Hydrocarbon Haven
MATHEMATICS
Math Professor Publishes Three Papers
Joint Staffer to Speak on Military Math
STATISTICS
Statistical Center Aids in Research
COLLEGE
Honored Alumni Lecture
CVLC
CVLC Visits, Connecting Students & Careers
COLLEGE LINKS
CPMS Homepage
Giving to the College
SOCIAL MEDIA
CPMS on Facebook
CPMS on Twitter
Linkedin
CPMStv
HANDS ON
Hands On: Anechoic Chamber Dinosaur Land Webisode

PHYSICS FLOAT HONORS FLETCHER

Fifty years of acoustics research at BYU was celebrated in a big way when this year's homecoming festivities honored Harvey Fletcher, renowned physicist and founder of the BYU Acoustics Research Group.

Fletcher, known as the "father of stereophonic sound", accomplished many things throughout his career. Credited with the invention of the hearing aid and the audiometer, while at BYU Fletcher was the founding Dean of the College of Physical & Engineering Sciences and focused much of his research on musical acoustics.

As is traditional for Homecoming, a parade took place at 10 am on Saturday, October 9th. Among the many beautifully decorated floats ambling down the two-mile route was an entry honoring Fletcher.

"We thought it would be fitting to do something to honor both Harvey Fletcher the man, and what his work has led to," said James Esplin, a masters student in the Department of Physics & Astronomy and member of the Acoustics Research Group.

The float was designed as a timeline of acoustics research at BYU through the years. The front of the float had the now-antique equipment Fletcher used to conduct his research 50 years ago, while the back consisted of displays of the more visually interesting experiments of today. The middle was a towering collection of speakers, playing an informative track on Fletcher and his work.

"It was very interesting," said Melinda Cannon, a junior from Seattle, Wash. who attended the parade. "There was a lot to look at and listen to. It was really informative."

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CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY | COMPUTER SCIENCE | GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS | MATHEMATICS EDUCATION | PHYSICS AND ASTRONOMY | STATISTICS

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